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Blizzzard conditions & a foot of snow

December 27th, 2010 at 05:08 am

Everyone from Delaware to Maine up the east coast is getting slammed with a good 'ol fashioned blizzard.

My plan for my last work week was to work as close to 4 10-hour days as possible, to make up for Friday, which is a company holiday and a day I won't be able to work. Now we have the blizzard making the likelihood of my getting in even 35 hours rather unlikely.

Last night, as I listened to weather forecasts and as the storm began to grow in intensity, I had hoped to just get in to work 2 hours later, but now I'm not sure I'll be able to get in at all. I learned in various conversations with people at work that when there's snow or the weather is bad, many people work from home. As a contract worker, I'm not allowed to do that, and I'm also not supposed to be in the office when a staff employee isn't there, so not even sure I should try to get in. The guy I report to on a daily basis is off this week, so I called and left a message for someone else there.


This is one side of my backyard, with my little tool shed on the right.

I shoveled the driveway twice last night to get a "head start." I think I did about 4 inches each time, and now of course it's covered.


This is the driveway! I took the photo through the glass and screen, and you can actually see a reflection of the window sill in the upper part of the center of the photo. It sort of looks like some big building with a tall chimney,but I assure you, I live in a suburban area. It's just my window.

Didn't hear a plow all night and just praying these wind gusts don't take down any power lines or trees, becus the chance of getting heat back in any kind of timely manner must be low. No vehicles on the road at all.

3 Responses to “Blizzzard conditions & a foot of snow”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I'm in Delaware and we got lucky upstate. DELDOT pre-salted the roads & kept the plows going & the snow stopped around 7 or 8 last night. We have the gusting winds, which is causing drifting, but I was able to get into work safely and relatively easily Smile

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Whoa, no wonder you said it might be a 3-day workweek! Here in MN we haven't gotten much more snow and our last blizzard was very well-plowed, so no excuses not to get to work, unfortunately.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    We have been snowed in for 3 days so far!!

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